Economy CANNOT restart until testing and contact tracing improves, says John Hopkins expert

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The US economy cannot restart until testing and contact tracing for the killer disease improves, according to a John Hopkins infectious disease expert.

Dr. Robert Bollinger of Johns Hopkins University warned that the ‘biggest issue’ in the fight against the pandemic is the lack of testing, in an interview with CNBC Tuesday. 

The US must first focus on more rapid testing and a better system of contact tracing to identify who has been exposed to coronavirus before focusing on the nation reopening for business, Bollinger said.

Rapid testing, contact tracing and continuing with social distancing efforts will ‘truly allow us to move the economy forward, get back to work,’ he said.